Mit den Französischbüchern in der einen Hand und dem Kaffee in der anderen Hand öffnet sie die Tür des Lehrerzimmers und...

Why are there the two boldfaced articles here?


It’s not an article in this case, it's a numeral meaning "one":

... in one hand ... in another hand

  • So why does it have en in einen? Nov 3 '19 at 12:41
  • 3
    For the same reason there is "-en" in "anderen" - because it’s declined.
    – Eller
    Nov 3 '19 at 12:43

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